Traveling singer-songwriter Greg Alexander performs Future Folk: a combination of bluesy folk & contemporary lyrics. Vintage music supports modern stories from a very lively performer.
Born in Springfield , Massachusetts , Greg found his way to writing music during a year abroad as an exchange student in Paris .
“My host parents were performers, actors and singers. They gave me a guitar to communicate until I could speak French - that took about six months. By then I was hooked on making music.”
Upon returning home Greg continued writing by borrowing his own mother’s Guild F-20.
“Mom was going through her own Richie Havens phase at the time; she never got that guitar back, by the way.”
A graduate of New York City 's National Shakespeare Conservatory, Greg has toured as both an actor & musician with the National Shakespeare Company; and Chrysalis Theatre Company of Northampton , Massachusetts ; among others. In 2003 Greg won the first ever Newport Folk Festival nation wide talent search and was the first performer on the main stage that year.
"When theater is in cahoots with music - it's the best, it truly is."
Honors and Credits
Winner, New Folk Talent Search, Newport Folk Festival
Winner, New Folk Showcase, New Jersey Folk Festival
New Folk Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival
Emerging Artist Performer, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Finalist, Singer/Songwriter Showcase, SolarfestQuotes and Testimonials
"You get back to the originality and that's an artist's greatest gift;
that single thing sets you apart."
– Rita Houston, music director, WFUV-FM.
His live performance is an evening for the good in man (humanity).
–The Tip, Berlin , Germany “His songs are deepened in their texture by a significant bluesy
underpinning. A name to watch”
–Francis DiMenno, Rock Around Boston
Greg has CDs available on his own label; Summit House Music
His newest CD "Sky it Shall Be" was released in July 2009.